A severe headache can stop you in your tracks. How you treat it depends on what is causing the pain. The most common cause of headaches is muscle tightness in the neck, jaw, and shoulders. The pain tends to occur on both sides of your head, starting at the back… Read more »
Is fish really brain food? Is my brain really a muscle? What happens to my brain during a concussion? We answer these questions and more.
When the weather turns cold, it’s natural to shiver when you walk outside. Why do you get goose bumps and curl up when a cold wind blows? The process is called thermoregulation, or temperature regulation, and it’s controlled by your brain. When it gets too hot or too cold, the… Read more »
Anyone can experience depression during the holiday season. Factors like holiday stress, excess alcohol intake, loneliness, disappointment, and financial stress can lead to depression. Certain people may have seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a type of depression that tends to occur (and recur) as the days grow shorter in the fall… Read more »